Increase Enrollment, Retention, and Donor-Engagement
with Service-Based Scholarships

Increase Enrollment and Retention By Offering Service-Based Scholarships

Enrollment and Retention are going down, and a global health crisis does not help.

Increased competition and the rise in popularity of more affordable alternatives to education means that universities are no longer the only path to a profitable career.

Current students are finding more and more reasons to leave, and one question they keep asking is, “Is the cost worth the education?”


Potential and current students are finding it hard to justify shouldering student loan debt.

StartNoo can help your university stop the decline, increase enrollment, and increase retention, by offering service-based scholarships to your student body.

By offering service-based scholarships, you are giving your current and prospective students a creative way to finance their education while gaining real-world experience at the same time.

All of these benefits and more are at your fingertips with StartNoo.

Let’s stop the cost of school from being a barrier to entry into higher education.

Engage Donors and Encourage Giving

Gone are the days of once a year thank you dinners and template thank you letters for donors.

Donors want to see their dollars put to work. Donors want to see impact and how they contribute to enhancing students’ lives.

StartNoo’s Service-Based Scholarships are your answer. Donors can finally see how they are doubling impact.

Achieve Donor Trust with Transparency

StartNoo’s Engagement Platform gives donors more transparency around the impact of their funds.

The multi-faceted benefits include engaging donors, leveraging impact data and analytics for ESG disclosures, and students developing stronger relationships with their donors.

Donors want to feel comfortable and trust the impact they are making. StartNoo helps donors get there. With analytics and drilled-down data points about the impact being made, universities can leverage StartNoo to do the work of keeping Donors in the know, so they continue to give with confidence.

Prepare Your Students with Real-World Experience

Service-Based Scholarships are the future.

Students gain real-world experience by working with nonprofits to further charitable causes. These experiences are unique and range from web-based support, to land surveying. Across the board, these opportunities take the word “externship” to an entirely different level, as the work that students do materially impact nonprofits.

Everyone Wins with STARTNOO

Your students gain confidence from applying their studies to real-world experience.

Your career pipeline partners are more impressed with your students’ resumes, who are now graduating with experience ready to go.

We can all win together. Sign up with StartNoo today to give your students the real-world experience they need.

Break Through Disparities in the Education System

During a time when racial inequities are at the forefront of the conversation, how does education play a role in offering more opportunities?

By giving students more control over the cost of education and reducing student loan debt burdens, you are allowing for the next generation of marginalized students to change their lives and diversify the workforce.

Universities are incubators of thought-leadership and change. Commit to changing the future by giving students more opportunities to attend school.

What You Get

Increase Enrollment

When prospective students know they can attend your university, without taking on excessive student loan debt, students are more likely to enroll.

Increase Retention

The cost of education is no longer prohibitive and more students can afford to stay in school.

Eliminate Skills-Gaps

Offering attainable, real-world experience to your students will arm them to be ready for the workforce.

Data and Reporting

Understanding your student body’s impact on the world in detail, and being able to report to stakeholders.

Increase Donor Engagement

Donors see how their generosity doubles impact for students and nonprofits. This encourages repeat donors, and enhances relationships between donors and students.

Verify Student Experiences

Universities now have a mechanism to confirm how much and what type of volunteering students engage in.

Volunteer Management System

Understanding your student body’s impact on the world in detail, and being able to report to stakeholders.

Seamless Integration

University community can access StartNoo using single sign on.

Service-Based Scholarships

Offering students the opportunity to be rewarded with scholarships based on their impact to the community.


Have more questions?

We’re here to help!

Are universities charged for total enrollment, even if some students don’t qualify for StartNoo?

No. Universities are only charged for enrolled students who qualify for StartNoo, subject to contractual minimums.  

Where does the money for student loans and tuition come from?

There are two ways funding pays for tuition and student loans.

First, the money comes from existing university scholarships. These scholarships are re-executed as service-based scholarships, and donors are invited to engage with students and measure progress.

Second, students can raise donations directly to their profiles. When donors engage with students individually, such donations are not tax-deductible, but donor engagement is the same.

Do university alumni with student loans have access to StartNoo?

Yes. Alumni can join through the alumni association of registered universities.

Where do the service opportunities come from?

The service opportunities are created by StartNoo verified nonprofit organizations. Service opportunities can either happen in person or virtually.

Which students qualify for StartNoo?

Students with a balance on their bursar account qualify for StartNoo. StartNoo defines a bursar balance as the remaining tuition and fees following the application of non-loan financial aid, such as scholarships and grants.

Student loans, for the purposes of StartNoo, are not considered financial aid.

What can donors see?

Donors can see a student’s profile and their completed service opportunities.

Donors also have access to a dashboard that provides them with analytics about their contributions, impact and causes.

Is there a mobile or desktop version of StartNoo?

StartNoo is a web-based application using responsive design. This means that the platform can be accessed via mobile, desktop, tablet, or via web browser.

Are there virtual opportunities?

Yes. Virtual service opportunities are available. This extends the reach of a student’s impact.

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